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GRAND FINALE

New York Times, Sunday, March 23, 2003

Author:
Con Pederson
Editor:
Will Shortz
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This puzzle:

Rows: 21, Columns: 21 Words: 142, Blocks: 76 Missing: {JQXZ} This is puzzle # 4 for Mr. Pederson. NYT links: Across Lite
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© 2003, The New York TimesNo. 0323 ( 19,493 )
Across
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City district : WARD
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Ricky Martin's "Livin' La ___ Loca" : VIDA
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Disqualify : RECUSE
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End even : DRAW
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Lab gel : AGAR
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Mil. school : ACAD
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Places for matches : ARENAS
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Foolhardy : RASH
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Great ___ : DANE
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Like flies caught by flypaper? : LIVINGINTHEPASTE
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Parts cut off : ENDS
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Ouzo flavoring : ANISE
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1980's pop group ___ Tuesday : TIL
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Aromatic compound : ESTER
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Bringing up young nudists? : RAISINGTHEBARE
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Not live : ONTAPE
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U.S. C. : Pac 10 :: Duke : ___ : ACC
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"The Hallucinogenic Toreador" painter : DALI
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City on the Tanaro River : ASTI
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Dish served with sauce : SPAGHETTI
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Inefficient way to harvest sugar? : KICKTHECANE
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Mother-___ : TOBE
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Man of Cannes : HOMME
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Romance lang. : ITAL
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By : VIA
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Wordless response : NOD
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Pearl ___ (aquarium fish) : DANIO
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Word with price or brain : SCAN
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Forest doings : HUNT
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Worthless coupons? : SHOPPINGTRIPE
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"___ noches" : BUENAS
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Pharmaceutical giant : MERCK
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Something that begins foolishly? : APRIL
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Part of SST : SONIC
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Evening event : SOIREE
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Cry from a con man spotting an easy mark? : THERESTHERUBE
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Dullard : LUNK
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Passes on : DIES
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Loathe : ABHOR
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Mouth piece : LIP
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Jehoshaphat's father : ASA
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Sign on a grade school door : BOYS
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Shine : GLEAM
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"Must've been something ___" : IATE
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Outback greeting? : WELCOMEMATE
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Elm, e.g. : SHADETREE
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Author Jorge ___ Borges : LUIS
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Backpack snack : GORP
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Gray : AGE
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Missing : ABSENT
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Consider blowing the whistle at work? : HAVEAFIRMGRIPE
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Pastel shade : LILAC
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___ chi : TAI
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Boost : LEGUP
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Q ___ queen : ASIN
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Bartender's complete guide to spritzers? : DOANYTHINGTOWINE
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One up all night at camp? : TENT
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Disillusioned query : ETTU
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Mr. of the comics : WILSON
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Times of anticipation : EVES
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Art Deco signature : ERTE
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Grating sound : RASP
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Small bridge limit, maybe : ONETON
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Balance : REST
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Brand : SEAR
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Stork or crane : WADER
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Guam's capital, old-style : AGANA
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The Amazing ___ (noted magician) : RANDI
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Equestrian event : DRESSAGE
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Liberty ___ (Lee Marvin role) : VALANCE
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It's sweet on sweets : ICING
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Lifeboat hoist : DAVIT
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"___ fit for a king" : ADISH
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Hardly the most prestigious paper : RAG
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"___ tu che macchiavi" (Verdi lyric) : ERI
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Suffix with helio- or ethno- : CENTRIC
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Free : UNTIE
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Comic Mort : SAHL
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Lubbock-to-Abilene dir. : ESE
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For emergencies only : DRASTIC
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Devotee of 99-Down : RASTA
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Take ___ in the right direction : ASTEP
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Invitation heading : WHERE
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Essential : NEED
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Big name in writing implements : PENTEL
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"___ dien" (Prince of Wales's motto) : ICH
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Sit in the sun : BAKE
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2001 biopic : ALI
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Fed. workplace monitor : OSHA
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Bus. envelope notation : ATTN
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Places by the tracks: Abbr. : STNS
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"'Tain't nothin'!" : POOH
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Like some muscles : ABDOMINAL
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Acknowledge : THANK
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Lift, as ice cubes : TONG
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Ape : IMITATE
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Sephia maker : KIA
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Friendly, as an older relative, say : AVUNCULAR
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Sister ship of 104-Down : NINA
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Truck stop sign : EATS
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Transforms on screen : MORPHS
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Blocks in Atlantic City : DICE
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Tailspin : SPIRAL
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___ Sea, south of the Philippines : CELEBES
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Receiving party? : HEIR
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Benefit : PERK
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Cousin of ante- : PRE
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Burning feeling : IRE
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Noted Los Alamos scientist : BOHR
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Rimbaud's "___ saison en enfer" : UNE
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Zoological opening : STOMA
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Side dish : SLAW
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Yorkshire river : OUSE
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Asian autocrat of old : SHAH
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Fisherman's wish : BITE
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Olympics sticker : EPEE
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Gray removers : DYES
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Doctrine : ISM
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Full of energy : BOUNCY
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Drop : OMIT
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"Chicago" co-star, 2002 : GERE
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Keeps saying : ITERATES
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Batting position : CLEANUP
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Next to : AGAINST
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"Mazel ___!" : TOV
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Most moist : DAMPEST
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One in a dozen : EGG
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___ Alto : PALO
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Tree with catkins : ALDER
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Regional life : BIOTA
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Blind parts : SLATS
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Emperor ___ Selassie I : HAILE
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A smaller number : FEWER
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"Uncle" : IGIVE
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Mysterious characters : RUNES
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Ship that brought the Statue of Liberty to the U.S. : ISERE
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Sister ship of 48-Down : PINTA
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Calculator key : ENTER
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Weak : THIN
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A doubleheader : TWO
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Sticky stuff : GOO
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Channel owned by Viacom : TNN

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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